Menai Bridge Tigers - Match centre

Waunfawr
Menai Bridge Tigers
Full time
D Baston (28')
Wed 17 May 18:30 - Gwynedd Football League - Premier Division Attendance 60

A Fair Result

The game had the end of season feel to it from the start

The squad was nowhere near the squad we had at Nefyn on Saturday, with no fewer that 7 changes.

From the 1st kick of the match it was a typical end of season match that didn't have much on the result of the game.
Waunfawr had one eye on their NWCFA Junior Cup Final match this coming Saturday.

Both teams played the game in 3rd gear and created half chances but nothing of great excitement. ... typical the second I decided to check my phone and I missed the opening goal.. which was scored by no other than Dave 'Back Post' Baston, I have no idea of the build up for this goal.. apologise to Mr Baston.

Some strange decisions from the referee had both teams confused and club officials on the line were at a loss. Free Kicks were given for nothing fouls and when there was a mistimed tackle from both teams nothing was given...

a few minutes from halftime a free kick was won by Waunfawr about 22-25 yards out and Tomos Owen placed the ball over the wall and as close as he could to the joint of the crossbar/post giving Lee Moore no chance.

Second half was more than less that same with the Bridge creating chances but couldnt find the back of the net. Dave Roberts and Sion Childes worked hard in Midfield to create these chances. Tom Scorer and Tom Parry marshalled the defence with great teamwork.

With about 10 minutes left the ball was rolling out for a Tigers goal kick but as the ball was slowing down Tom Parry hit the ball off the Waunfawr forward and out for a goal kick.... to everyones amazement (and I mean everyone, even the waunfawr forward was walking back to face the goal kick) the ref pointed for a corner ... both teams totally lost with this decision... from the corner the ball was headed out by Tom Scorer and low and behold everyone waiting for the corner he pointed for a goal kick ... two of the strangest decisions seen this season.

In the final few minutes a cross from Lance Williams flew across the 6 yard box but eluded the Tigers..

Full Time Score

Waunfawr 1 - 1 Menai Bridge Tigers

Menai Bridge Tigers Scorer - Dave Baston

Menai Bridge Tigers Man of the Match - Tom Parry

when we got to Coed Helen, there were a number of Ground-hoppers there and one of them asked me if they could see the team sheet so he could enter it into his notepad.... to my amazement one of last games this gentleman had been to watch was WBA v Chelsea ... so his book will have the superstars of the prem on one page and the other page the Super Stars of CPD Waunfawr and Menai Bridge Tigers.

Two games left
Beaumaris away - Saturday 20.05.17 @ 2:30pm on the 3G at Nantporth
Bodedern home - Thursday 25.05.17 @ 6:30pm

Key moments

28:00
Goal Dave Baston scores for Menai Bridge Tigers

Highlights

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90:00 Player of the Match
Tom Parry is awarded player of the match for Menai Bridge Tigers
74:00 Sub On
Owen Vaughan is substituted on for Menai Bridge Tigers
74:00 Sub Off
Dale Owens is substituted off for Menai Bridge Tigers
57:00 Sub On
Lance Williams is substituted on for Menai Bridge Tigers
57:00 Sub Off
Andy Wannop is substituted off for Menai Bridge Tigers
End of period 1
28:00 Goal 0 - 1
Dave Baston scores for Menai Bridge Tigers
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As it happened

  • Waunfawr
  • Menai Bridge Tigers
  • 0
  • Dave Baston Goal 28:00'
  • Lance Williams Sub On 57:00'
  • Andy Wannop Sub Off 57:00'
  • Owen Vaughan Sub On 74:00'
  • Dale Owens Sub Off 74:00'
  • Tom Parry Player of the Match 90:00'

Team selection

Moore, Lee Moore, Lee
Roberts, Owain Roberts, Owain
Owens, Dale Owens, Dale
Roberts, Dave Roberts, Dave
Parry, Tom Parry, Tom
Scorer, Tom Scorer, Tom
Evans, Tim Evans, Tim
Childes, Sion Childes, Sion
Wannop, Andy Wannop, Andy
Baston, Dave Baston, Dave
Davidson, Callum Davidson, Callum

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Bodedern Athletic 22 56
2. Aberffraw 22 54
3. Bontnewydd 22 50
4. Bro Goronwy 22 38
5. Menai Bridge Tigers 22 34
6. Nefyn United 22 34
7. Llanystumdwy 22 31

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